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Weather for sailing in January

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Weather for sailing in January

I am coming to Antigua for two weeks sailing at the end of January. Please can you tell me what sort of weather I can expect at that time of year.

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1. Re: Weather for sailing in January

You can expect great sailing weather! Sunnier than the Solent!

This is a link to the Antigua Met Office Website which has historical data about wind speed, direction rainfall etc.


But expect sunshine and showers and a good strong wiind.

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2. Re: Weather for sailing in January

The winds are almost always from the east----expect 15-25 knots. The current does flow west (so particularly on the east side of the island there can be a chop), but basically the current is slow enough to not be a factor.

There are virtually no government marks, so navigation of the reefs can be difficult on days that are not sunny. However January is almost always sunny! So I expect you will have no problem. Try to enter your destination-harbours before 4 o'clock or so, while the sun is very high in the sky and illuminates the reefs.

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